Simon and the whale – New York

Succulent Sunday brunch in new york Simon and the whale is a restaurant located in the Freehand hotel. The surprising and inspiring interior might have been a hint of the taste of the food to come. We booked an early (10:30) brunch on Sundays. In Europe we are used to have a buffet for brunch,…

Marisco na Praca – Cascais

A buzzing restaurant in the food market of Cascais When our surf teacher heard we love seafood, he told us about Marisco na Praca. This seafood restaurant is located nearby Pateo do Petisco, in the food market of Cascais. The market itself was slightly quiet. Probably because everyone was in this restaurant! A buzzing sound…

Páteo do petisco – Cascais

Tip from Lisbon locals On the first floor of the market square of Cascais we found a tapas restaurant thanks to a tip from local friends from Lisbon. Heavenly pimentos The welcome was friendly and we got a seat on a bench outside this small restaurant. We went for the small plates, tapas. Our selection:…

Il Prosilio – Zakynthos

After a week of restaurants where every menu in every place was identical and even tasted very similar, it was with great relief that we found a restaurant that claimed creativity and boasted it’s wine list. The restaurant looked good on their website, the menu listed indeed some creative dishes and the winelist was impressive….

Hop Gastrobar – Leuven

Hopbar is new (March 2018) in town, located in the upcoming creative neighbourhood ‘de vaartkom’ in Leuven. Impeccable and devine top level food, supplemented by a creative variety of wines and beers. Come over for an affordable and delicious lunch. Or take the time to enjoy dinner in this delightful restaurant, making the choise between…

Coffin Sally – Port Fairy – Australia

A beautiful place. When you walk the streets at 8pm on a Tuesday night, you would think you’re the only living soul on the streets that night. But open the door towards the bar and restaurant of Coffin Sally, and you will know where the people hang around. Coffin Sally offers great pizza and a…

La Bimba – Great ocean road – Australia

It was delicious. We were sent to La Bimba by the owner of Ipsos, another great restaurant at the Great ocean road. We were lucky to have a table for two with no reservation. Although it was a Monday evening, in a small town, the place was full. Booking is recommended. At La Bimba everything…

Granja Petitbo – Barcelona

A treasure but not a hidden gem. Described by many others, yet positive every time so definitely worth a try. We had lunch at Granja Petitbo. Some highly friendly men took care of our dinner moment. A bit hipster but in the good way.  We ordered vegetarian lasagna, ceasar salad, waffle with pastrami and a…

‘T Werftje – Zeebrugge 

Every single person in Belgium knows ‘t Werftje. This authentic bar is hidden in between the Harbour channels of Zeebrugge, a city among the Belgian coastline. Here they serve the most gorgious shrimp croquettes. People come from far just for these amazing local deliscious croquettes. This place has some history. The third generation is now in…

The Cambridge St. Kitchen – London

Pimplico was new for us. A neighbourghood with mixed flavours and styles, and… the Cambridge St. Kitchen.  A place like you haven’t seen a lot before. A fresh take on modern luxury; great food, an authentic interior and skilled staff. We enjoyed our lunch on the terrace, and booked at the spot our breakfast for…

Arzak – San Sebastian

Our evening in restaurant Arzak in San Sebastian was the best michelin star experience we ever had.